Flow Cytometrist

We require a Full Time Flow Cytometrist on a 12-month contract to join the Flow Cytometry and Imaging Facility. The key purpose of this position is to support institute wide research activities through the operation of the Flow Cytometry and Imaging’s flow cytometric instrumentation. The position will also involve support for microscopy activities. Primarily you will operate cell sorters, performing cell sorts for researchers and external clients. You will also assist with the operation of analytical cytometers and provide training and specialised technical assistance to researchers.

You will also be responsible for:

   Operating instrumentation within the Flow Cytometry and Imaging laboratory, including high-speed cell sorters, flow cytometric analysers, confocal and wide-field microscopes.
   Performing QC procedures on instruments.
   Performing routine maintenance of instrumentation.
   Providing technical advice to researchers.
   Providing training in use of instrumentation.
   Advising researchers on sample preparation and experimental design.
   Assisting with data analysis and in cases perform data analysis for key personnel.
   Assisting with management of equipment bookings, ordering of supplies and consumables, liaising with service engineers and laboratory housekeeping.
   Keeping abreast of developments in both flow cytometry and microscopy.
   Providing assistance with data acquisition and analysis will also be required.


Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will have:

   Tertiary qualification in science preferably with a biology background plus an appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation.
   Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with operating flow cytometry instrumentation.
   Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
   Be welcoming, approachable and willing to engage and assist with researchers and clients’ needs.
   Excellent technical and computer skills.
   Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
   Working with Children & National Police Clearance (if appointed) in compliance with the Victorian Governments Child Safety Standards.


   Experience with confocal microscopes.
   A willingness to learn and enthusiasm for microscopy instrumentation and techniques.

Only applicants who address the key selection criteria will be considered. Please place your responses to the key selection criteria at the end of your cover letter. For more information on this position, please contact Dr Matt Burton: matt.burton@mcri.edu.au

Position Reference: 6461

Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Position Location: 
$77,582 – $83,979 per annum plus super
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 17:00

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